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Compendium 2020

Learning Objectives

The Compendium: A Collection of Articles Concerning the Legal and Ethical Obligations of California Marriage and Family Therapist Licensees, Associates, and Trainees is designed to help you:

  • Apply the relevant advertising laws to psychotherapists’ advertisements for professional services;
  • Recognize and apply the laws regarding consent for the treatment of minors;
  • Assess the legal requirements for mandated child abuse and elder and dependent adult abuse reporting for psychotherapists;
  • Describe the laws surrounding patient confidentiality, the psychotherapist-patient privilege, and record-keeping;
  • Discuss the ethical standards that affect marriage and family therapists, registered associates, and trainees;
  • Analyze the legal obligations and ethical considerations when dealing with dangerous patients;
  • Assess the insurance issues pertaining to MFTs;
  • Recognize the laws and ethical standards when providing telehealth services;
  • Discuss how to practice at the standard of care and to avoid liability.
Compendium is online only.